Genet

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British pronunciation/d‍ʒˈɛnɪt/
American pronunciation/ˈdʒɛnɪt/
Genet
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a nocturnal catlike mammal with a spotted fur and long ringed tail that feeds on insects and small animals

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What is a "genet"?

The genet is a small to medium-sized carnivorous mammal that belongs to the family Viverridae. Genets are known for their slender bodies, long tails, and spotted or striped fur patterns. They have a cat-like appearance with a small head, large ears, and sharp teeth. Genets are primarily nocturnal and are known for their excellent climbing and jumping abilities. They are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, savannas, and grasslands, across parts of Africa, Europe, and Asia. Genets are opportunistic predators, feeding on a diverse diet that includes insects, small mammals, birds, and fruits. They are also known for their ability to emit a strong-smelling secretion from their anal glands, which they use for communication and territorial marking. Genets are elusive and solitary animals, known for their agility, adaptability, and unique appearance.

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French writer of novels and dramas for the theater of the absurd (1910-1986)

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French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)

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